She's got a big job for you.
Those of you who read FF + SS know my weakness for pre-Code platinum blondes, so of course I sat up and took notice when Ella Beebee (Shirley Chambers) entered the fray:
image borrowed from Immortal Ephemera
She was the perfect early-30s loveable ditz! I just had to look her up and see what else she'd done. No surprise then, when I discovered she was crowned "Hollywood's First Dumb Blonde". Shirley began as a model in the late 20s, then became a Goldwyn Girl along with Toby Wing, Lucille Ball, and Betty Grable. From there she garnered small, often uncredited parts in some pretty big-ticket films: Diplomaniacs, Dancing Lady, Viva Villa!, The Merry Widow, Nothing Sacred, The Women, and the role for which she was probably best known, "Belle's Girl" in Gone With the Wind.
She toured for a while in the early 40s with the USO, did some Broadway, and moved to television roles after returning to California in the late 40s. Shirley Chambers died on September 11, 2011, at the age of 97.